Sylmar (Calif.) running back C.J. Gable took his last official visit of the year this past weekend to Arizona. Just a week ago, Gable said he was really high on long time favorite USC and added it would take a lot for anyone to beat out the Trojans. Were the Cats able to close the gap?
Gable, 5-11, 190 pounds is one of the premier athletes in the country. He earned 1st team all-state honors at running back but could also play in the secondary in college. During the CaliFlorida Bowl, Gable worked out with both the running backs and safeties and looks like a potential difference maker on either side of the ball.
As for his visit to Tucson.
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"It was cool, I liked it a lot but I'm still feeling SC the most," Gable said. "I like the coaches a lot over there and I can tell they're the kind of coaches that won't just tell you what you want to hear. We were talking about my film and the running back coach was actually pointing out some things that I could be doing better and that was kind of cool. Most coaches just kiss your butt on the visits but they weren't like that here.
"The whole weekend was a lot of fun and I'm pretty wiped out right now. Friday I got in just time to eat with the players and then we went to a few party's. Saturday was the academic day and also the day we saw the campus and the football facilities. All of the trips I've taken have been kind of like that so far, they all follow the same routine.
"Then Sunday is when you sit down with the coaches and discuss your role and how I would fit in. That's what happened today. I talked to Coach Stoops and he told me they love the way I run the ball and he thinks I could come in there and play right away for him. It was all good but I'm ready to get this over with now.
"I talked to the people at Fox Sports who do the L.A Times High School Show and I told them I would announce where I was going on their show. The show is on every Thursday so I could make my decision this Thursday or whenever they want me to announce it. I know where I'm going so its just a matter of when they want to do it."